The Battles of New Hope Church

The Battles of New Hope Church

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by Russell Blount Jr.
     
 

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"This book provides a vivid and powerful narrative of three connected battles in dense Georgia woods in the last week of May 1864. Neither side derived any tactical advantage from the fighting in this 'hell hole,' as the soldiers described it, yet the final result was another Confederate retreat toward Atlanta in Sherman's seemingly inexorable advance toward that city… See more details below

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"This book provides a vivid and powerful narrative of three connected battles in dense Georgia woods in the last week of May 1864. Neither side derived any tactical advantage from the fighting in this 'hell hole,' as the soldiers described it, yet the final result was another Confederate retreat toward Atlanta in Sherman's seemingly inexorable advance toward that city."
-James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom

When Union general William T. Sherman marched toward Atlanta in 1864, he found himself face to face with Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee, entangled in an untamed wilderness that came to be known as the Hell Hole. During the week-long ordeal of virtually continuous fighting at New Hope Church and nearby Pickett's Mill and Dallas, a new era of trench warfare was introduced and Sherman's and Johnston's strategies for the remainder of the Atlanta Campaign were forged. In this examination of a series of actions in Paulding County, Georgia, maps pinpoint battle locations while photographs capture the sites of conflict and portray the brave men who served on both sides of the War Between the States.

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ISBN-13:
9781589807488
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
929,676
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Russell W. Blount, Jr., serves as the vice president of Surety Land Title, Inc. After earning his B.S. in history from the University of South Alabama, he taught the subject at the high-school level. He is a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust, Historic Mobile Preservation Society, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Blount lives in Mobile, Alabama.

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